Overall: 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (18.4 x 11.4 cm) Silver Weight: 10 oz (troy) 11.6 dwt (329 g)
Seamed silver waste bowl; seamed body, round in plan, with a die-rolled decorative band below a plain, applied rim; engraved foliate band, below the die-rolled band; stepped foot with a plain, applied, vertical footring; garlanded reserves on both sides with the Beekman family crest, a shield with a wavy bend between two roses, and a bird's head in upper right, surmounted with two wings addorsed, in one and the bright-cut initials, "M B" in the other; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
engraved: in reserve on one side: "M B" in bright-cut script engraved: in reserve on opposite side: Beekman family crest: shield with wavy bend between two roses, bird's head in upper right, surmounted with two wings addorsed Mark: stamped on base: "W. G. Forbes" in italics, in a rectangle between a sheaf of wheat in a rectangle and a bird's head in an ellipse
The "M B" engraved monogram on this tea service probably stands for Mary Beekman.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.